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Afghanistan and India sign agreement on visa free travel for diplomats

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Afghanistan and India agreement visa freeAfghanistan and India signed an agreement granting the diplomats of the two nations visa free travel permission, the Ministry of External Affairs of India said.

The agreement was concluded during Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah’s visit to India where he had separate meetings with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

CEO Abdullah arrived in Delhi on Sunday a 5-day visit preliminary aimed at attending conference on counter-terrorism in Jaipur state of India.

The conference has been organized by India Foundation in association with Sardar Patel University of Police Security and Criminal Justice.

Earlier reports suggested that enhanced defense assistance to Afghanistan, including lethal weapons will be part of the security cooperation negotiations between CEO Abdullah and Indian officials.

India took a major step in enhancing the capabilities of the Afghan security forces by supplying three Mi-25 gunship helicopters to the Afghan Air Force late last year.

India has played a crucial role by participating in the rebuilding of Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Since 2002, the Government of India has committed around USD 2 billion dollars to the socio-economic rebuilding of the Afghan state and society in accordance with the development priorities of the Government and the people of Afghanistan.

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